Former CIA Dir.: Trump is afraid of Putin Kompromat

by Juan Cole Added 13.11.2017
Two former intelligence officials on Sunday more or less said openly that Trump is compromised by Russia. Jake Tapper asked former CIA head John Brennan about Trump’s statement on Friday that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin when he...

The Opiate of the Bosses

by Lucy P. Marcus Added 13.11.2017
LONDON – Business ethics are again making headlines. This time, the focus is on the rapidly escalating opioid crisis that is destroying lives across the United States. While there is plenty of blame to go around, the largest share of the guilt...

Speaking to the Far Right

by Ian Buruma Added 07.11.2017
NEW YORK – Something many right-wing populists have in common is a peculiar form of self-pity: the feeling of being victimized by the liberal media, academics, intellectuals, “experts” – in short, by the so-called elites. The liberal elites, the...

How Americans Became Vulnerable to Russian Disinformation

by Kent Harrington Added 07.11.2017
ATLANTA – As the United States marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election, the question of how Trump won still commands attention, with Russia’s role moving increasingly to center stage. Each new revelation in the...

The Plot Against America’s 99%

by Nouriel Roubini Added 06.11.2017
NEW YORK – After multiple failed attempts to “repeal and replace” the 2010 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), US President Donald Trump’s administration now hopes to achieve its first legislative victory with a massive tax giveaway that it has...

The Conscience of a Conservative?

by Graham Allison Added 04.11.2017
CAMBRIDGE – In a recent speech that received much attention in the United States and abroad, US Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, announced that he would not seek reelection. To agree with the reasoning Flake offered in defense of...

Then they came for the experts: how the Daily Mail is threatening how you think

by Carl Fox Added 01.11.2017
In “Our Remainer Universities”, a belligerent front-page article published recently, the Daily Mail attempted to portray academics working in British universities as hopelessly biased and hyperbolic bullies, ideologically and financially...

The Next Fed Chair

by Jeffrey Frankel Added 26.10.2017
CAMBRIDGE – US President Donald Trump’s administration is expected, by November 2, to announce its choice, subject to Senate approval, to succeed Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board in February 2018. The White House has indicated...

Trump’s Republican Collaborators

by Nina L. Khrushcheva Added 25.10.2017
NEW YORK – After nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the leaders of the Republican Party appear finally to be waking up to the harsh reality that their country stands at the edge of an abyss. They now have a choice: they can either...

Empowering China’s New Miracle Workers

by Michael Spence Added 24.10.2017
MILAN – As the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress has unfolded, much of the focus has been on who will occupy the key positions in President Xi Jinping’s administration for the next five years. But China’s future trajectory depends...

China vs. the Washington Consensus

by Adair Turner Added 24.10.2017
EDINBURGH – In 2013, Chinese President Xi Xinping heartened many Western economists by committing to a “decisive role” for the market within China’s economy. Four years on, expectations of significant market-oriented reform have been dashed, and...

China’s Contradictions

by Stephen S. Roach Added 24.10.2017
NEW HAVEN – China’s quinquennial Communist Party congresses are that rare event where ritual and dogma combine with introspection and strategy. The 19th National Congress, which began on October 18, is no exception. Notwithstanding the suspense...

Is China a Poor Cousin or a Global Leader

by Daniel Wagner Added 24.10.2017
President Xi’s speech at the opening ceremony of the Communist Party’s 19th Congress was certainly bold and impressive, stressing the country’s many achievements, and his belief that China is on the precipice of becoming a ‘great’ global power....

The Not-So-Dire Future of Work

by Zia Qureshi Added 21.10.2017
WASHINGTON, DC – The future of work is a hot topic nowadays. It has inspired a seemingly endless train of analyses, commentaries, and conferences, and it featured prominently in last week’s annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and...

Why a battle for euro clearing is raging against the backdrop of Brexit

by Shabbir Dastgir Added 20.10.2017
While talks about the nature of the UK’s departure from the European Union stumble on, the loss of euro clearing from London is often touted as a potential dramatic effect of Brexit. But what exactly is at stake here? Who loses if the industry...

Is Vladimir Putin Losing His Grip?

by Anders Åslund Added 19.10.2017
MOSCOW – In 1984, just before Mikhail Gorbachev’s ascent to power, there was a sense in Moscow that the Soviet Union was petrified, and nothing could change. Then everything did change, exposing the extent of the transformation that had occurred...

Europe’s Attackers From Within

by Joschka Fischer Added 18.10.2017
BERLIN – Europe finally appears to have moved past its multi-year economic crisis, but it remains unsettled. For every reason for optimism, there always seems to be a new cause for concern. In June 2016, a slim majority of British voters chose...

The Challenge to Restore Sanity

by James J. Zogby Added 17.10.2017
  Despite the fact that the stock market is at record highs and the unemployment rate, which began its substantial decline during the Obama Administration, is now at record lows, we spend our days haunted by the gnawing sense that life has spun...

The Case Against Free-Market Capitalism

by Ngaire Woods Added 12.10.2017
OXFORD – Free-market capitalism is on trial. In the United Kingdom, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accuses neoliberalism of increasing homelessness, throwing children into poverty, and causing wages to fall below subsistence level. For the...

Another Nobel Surprise for Economics

by Robert J. Shiller Added 11.10.2017
NEW HAVEN – The winner of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago, is a controversial choice. Thaler is known for his lifelong pursuit of behavioral economics (and its subfield,...
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